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  1. Cyclotron Orbits of Composite Fermions in the Fractional Quantum Hall Regime

  2. Syntheses, characterization and properties of silver, copper and palladium complexes from bis(oxazoline)-containing ligands

    The reactions of 2,6-di(2-oxazolyl)pyridine (L{sup 1}) and 2,6-bis[(S)-4-phenyl-2-oxazolyl]pyridine (L{sup 2}) with silver, copper and palladium salts to yield six new complexes: ([Ag{sub 5}(L{sup 1}){sub 5}](BF{sub 4}){sub 5}){sub n} (1), ([Ag(L{sup 1})](SbF{sub 6})){sub n} (2), [Cu{sub 4}I{sub 4}(L{sup 1}){sub 2}] (3), [Cu{sub 6}I{sub 6}(L{sup 1}){sub 2}] (4), [Pd(L′{sup 1})(OAc)] (5), [Pd(L′{sup 2})Cl] (6), which were fully characterized by single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction, IR, elemental and thermogravimetric analyses. 1 and 2 are a pair of Ag-oxazoline helical chain structure complexes. The spiral directions of chains are opposite in 1, while identical in 2; the measurement of CD spectra can further confirmmore » their meso and chiral structures. Complexes 3 and 4 show eight-nuclear and twelve-nuclear iodine–cuprous cluster structure. Their structural diversity is induced by different molar ratios of CuI:L{sup 1}. Complexes 5 and 6 are discrete mononuclear palladium complexes. In situ oxazolyl-ring-opening reactions take place in the syntheses of them and the L{sup 1} and the L{sup 2} were transformed to their oxazolyl-ring opened derivatives L′{sup 1} and L′{sup 2}. Moreover, fluorescence, non-linear optical properties, and ferroelectric properties have been investigated. - Graphical abstract: 2,6-di(2-oxazolyl)pyridine (L{sup 1}) reacts with silver and copper salts to yield helical and cluster structure complexes. - Highlights: • Helical and cluster structure complexes. • In situ oxazolyl-ring-opening reactions. • Fluorescence, non-linear optical properties, and ferroelectric properties.« less
  3. Deconstructing Solar Photovoltaic Pricing: The Role of Market Structure, Technology, and Policy

    Solar photovoltaic (PV) system prices in the United States display considerable heterogeneity both across geographic locations and within a given location. Such heterogeneity may arise due to state and federal policies, differences in market structure, and other factors that influence demand and costs. This paper examines the relative importance of such factors on equilibrium solar PV system prices in the United States using a detailed dataset of roughly 100,000 recent residential and small commercial installations. As expected, we find that PV system prices differ based on characteristics of the systems. More interestingly, we find evidence suggesting that search costs andmore » imperfect competition affect solar PV pricing. Installer density substantially lowers prices, while regions with relatively generous financial incentives for solar PV are associated with higher prices.« less
  4. Ferroelectric domain structures in <001>-oriented K{sub 0.15}Na{sub 0.85}NbO{sub 3} lead-free single crystal

    In this work, ferroelectric domain structures of <001 >-oriented K{sub 0.15}Na{sub 0.85}NbO{sub 3} single crystal are characterized. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) observation revealed high-density of laminate domain structures in the crystal and the lattices of the neighboring domains are found to be twisted in a small angle. Superlattice diffraction spots of 1/2 (eeo) and 1/2 (ooe) in electron diffraction patterns are observed in the crystal, revealing the a{sup +}a{sup +}c{sup −} tilting of oxygen octahedral in the perovskite structure. The piezoresponse of domains and in-situ poling responses of K{sub 0.15}Na{sub 0.85}NbO{sub 3} crystal are observed by piezoresponse force microscopy (PFM),more » and the results assure its good ferroelectric properties.« less
  5. Enhanced ferroelectric properties and thermal stability of nonstoichiometric 0.92(Na{sub 0.5}Bi{sub 0.5})TiO{sub 3}-0.08(K{sub 0.5}Bi{sub 0.5})TiO{sub 3} single crystals

    Bi deficient, Mn doped 0.92(Na{sub 0.5}Bi{sub 0.5})TiO{sub 3}-0.08(K{sub 0.5}Bi{sub 0.5})TiO{sub 3} single crystals were grown by carefully controlled top-seeded solution growth method. Local structures were investigated by transmission electron microscopy. The site occupation and valence state of manganese were characterized by electron paramagnetic resonance spectrum. The leakage current density in the as-grown single crystals is effectively depressed. The introduced defect complexes suppress the temperature induced phase transformation, increasing the depolarization temperature (165 °C) and thermal stability of ferroelectric properties.
  6. Investigation of the DSMC Approach for Ion/neutral Species in Modeling Low Pressure Plasma Reactor

    Low pressure plasma reactors are important tools for ionized metal physical vapor deposition (IMPVD), a semiconductor plasma processing technology that is increasingly being applied to deposit Cu seed layers on semiconductor surfaces of trenches and vias with the high aspect ratio (e.g., >5:1). A large fraction of ionized atoms produced by the IMPVD process leads to an anisotropic deposition flux towards the substrate, a feature which is critical for attaining a void-free and uniform fill. Modeling such devices is challenging due to their high plasma density, reactive environment, but low gas pressure. A modular code developed by the Computational Opticalmore » and Discharge Physics Group, the Hybrid Plasma Equipment Model (HPEM), has been successfully applied to the numerical investigations of IMPVD by modeling a hollow cathode magnetron (HCM) device. However, as the development of semiconductor devices progresses towards the lower pressure regime (e.g., <5 mTorr), the breakdown of the continuum assumption limits the application of the fluid model in HPEM and suggests the incorporation of the kinetic method, such as the direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC), in the plasma simulation.The DSMC method, which solves the Boltzmann equation of transport, has been successfully applied in modeling micro-fluidic flows in MEMS devices with low Reynolds numbers, a feature shared with the HCM. Modeling of the basic physical and chemical processes for ion/neutral species in plasma have been developed and implemented in DSMC, which include ion particle motion due to the Lorentz force, electron impact reactions, charge exchange reactions, and charge recombination at the surface. The heating of neutrals due to collisions with ions and the heating of ions due to the electrostatic field will be shown to be captured by the DSMC simulations. In this work, DSMC calculations were coupled with the modules from HPEM so that the plasma can be self-consistently solved. Differences in the Ar results, the dominant species in the reactor, produced by the DSMC-HPEM coupled simulation will be shown in comparison with the original HPEM results. The effects of the DSMC calculations for ion/neutral species on HPEM plasma simulation will be further analyzed.« less

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